Thursday, November 13, 2008


Time to get away from this town for a couple of days and head west to the politically enlightened Willamette Valley. I'm leaving tomorrow about lunchtime. The weather should be good for a drive down the Columbia Gorge to Portland. I ought to get there about 5 p.m.

First things first! A late afternoon stop at my favorite CD store of all time. I will be looking for the new releases by Mercury Rev and Lambchop, and maybe I will luck into finding some shoegazer classic albums by Swervedriver and Slowride. You can check out their website at .

Then a Tex-Mex dinner with a very good friend at Esparza's, one of Portland's best! Salmon enchilada, here I come!
After dinner, a listen to Medeski, Martin and Wood at the Aladdin Theater!
To see what kind of shows the Aladdin has, you can see their website at .

On Saturday morning it's a visit to my daughters, and a trip to Costco for some household needs for them. Then it's on to Eugene with a very good friend to watch the Oregon Ducks play the University of Arizona Wildcats in an important Pac-10 game at Autzen Stadium at 3:30! Go Ducks!
(excellent panoramic photo by Curtis Reed)
Sunday it's more time to visit with the kids before the 4-5 hour drive back home. It should be fun, it should be relaxing. I will come around to your blogs next week and leave some comments!
To my Portland friends I won't get to see this weekend, if you are home on Wednesday or Friday around Thanksgiving, I may be begging you for housepest privileges. I will be driving to Portland to pick up my kids, driving them home for Thanksgiving, and then driving them back again.
Everyone, have a great weekend!


Blogger Carlos said...

"Then a Tex-Mex dinner with a very good friend at Esparza's, one of Portland's best! Salmon enchilada, here I come!"

I'll have to say in the last 20yrs I've lived in and been hanging around San Antonio Texas and southward, I have yet to see a Salmon enchilada. I don't doubt it's delish, but I can't imagine it's really Tex Mex. Or-Mex maybe ;-)

Enjoy...I'm due for another visit to the NW soon. Was in Shelton, WA in August....enjoyed it muchly, as I hadn't been in that neck of the woods for about 37yrs or so.

1:21 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

I know what you mean, Carlos! 8-) It's about as Tex-Mex as they can make it in the Northwest with salmon, I suppose! Yeah, it's GOOD!!!

I might be in San Antonio in March. Any recommendations for a good restaurant or two there?

6:43 AM  
Blogger an average patriot said...

Well it is after 5:00 and you should be there. Have a great weekend stay safe and tell us all about it. Sounds like fun!

2:20 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Off to the bright lights and big city. Enjoy.

4:52 PM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

Sounds like a nice time. Good luck to the Ducks. Enjoy.

BTW, is Sylvia's Italian restaurant still in business? Do you ever go there?

1:14 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Enjoy your weekend, eat much food!

7:18 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

I haven't heard of Sylvia's, S.W. Is Sylvia's Corner Southern Cuisine the one you are thinking of? Esparza's was delicious!

Medeski, Martin and Wood were great... it was like music from another planet, like interstellar jazz. Amazing. For their encore they did Hendrix' "Crosstown Traffic" as a tribute to the late Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell who died last week in Portland.

The Ducks got ahead 48-17 in the third quarter, then before we knew it it was 48-45 in the fourth quarter. Oregon did win though, 55-45. A bit close for comfort, but the team is 8-3 now, with two weeks to prepare for the big "Civil War" game against the Oregon State Beavers.

Fun to see my daughters, they seem to be doing o.k. from what I can tell.

And it's good to be back home!

6:39 PM  

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